New Unfinished Business movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new comedy flick, “Unfinished Business,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews. Unfortunately for the film, they didn’t like it too much at all, giving it an overall 32 score out of a possible 100 at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: James Marsden, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco. We’ve provided blurbs from some of the critics,below.
Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 63 score, saying: “While by no means a masterpiece, the comedy, by Canadian director Ken Scott, is a careful calibration of crass gags and genuine sentiment that succeeds more often than it fails.”
Dana Rosa Falcone over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 50 grade. She said: ” The movie struggles to find its comedic footing by trying to bring out the family man in Dan Trunkman and underutilizing Franco, whose character clearly has much more to his disadvantage than a lack of prior business experience. Bottom line: Unfinished Business doesn’t deserve that handshake after all.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “This is just a slightly better than mediocre film with a disconcerting grasp of the truth.”
Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “A bland road-trip film that falls flat while heaping on the raunchiness.”
Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 45 score, stating: ” Unfinished Business isn’t a laugh-free experience — Nick Frost steals every scene as a business underling with a kinky side — and some of the comic set pieces actually work.”
Andy Webster over at The New York Times, gave it a 40 grade, saying: ” A “EuroTrip” with balance sheets, the slick, innocuous comedy Unfinished Business fails to seal the deal.”
Sheila O’Malley from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 38 grade. She said: “The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade, stating: “Is it a hard-R road trip comedy that makes no apologies for politically incorrect humor — or a sweet family film with a message about tolerance and acceptance? It’s both, I suppose. And neither element is particularly convincing or particularly funny.”